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Kanopolis State Park

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Kansas' first state park is known for its beautiful scenery including Dakota sandstone bluffs, caves and crevices of the Horsethief Canyon, beaches, and more. The park is split into two areas on the north and south sides of the dam.

A marina, picnic areas, full-service campsites, volleyball courts, and soft-ball diamonds make the area a favorite recreation spot.

The canyon offers 26 miles of trails for hikers, horseback riders, and bicyclists. Anglers and hunters are pleased with the 3500 acre lake and the 12,500 acre Corps of Engineers wildlife area.

Toward the northwest portion of the wildlife area lies Farris Caves, which were carved by early pioneers and served as a milkhouse, school house, and living quarters.

Location: 200 Horsethief Rd, Marquette Kansas 67464 Telephone 785-546-2565

Other Kansas State Parks nearby:
(Marquette) Kanopolis State Park
(McPherson) Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
(McPherson) McPherson Valley Wetlands
(Marquette) Mushroom Rock State Park
(Sylvan Grove) Wilson State Park

08/14 Coming to The Marquette area
Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.